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Posted by: budgettravel in California, Hikes, Interesting Natural Feature, United States of America 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Our October hike to Dewey Point took us under towering mossy trees, some meadowlands and three stream crossings. One stream had a wooden bridge built over it which kept us all dry. The other two stream crossings had makeshift logs put into place over the stream. We managed across the streams, with only one of us getting our foot wet. The hike under trees went on for over 4 miles before we saw a clearing indicating the granite canyon ahead. If you love hiking under trees, you'll love this hike!
Posted by: budgettravel in Fun Activity, Germany, Hikes, History, Interesting Natural Feature 9 months, 2 weeks ago
A few summers ago (summer 2015), my husband got an opportunity to travel to Munich, Germany for a month long work exchange. We excitedly jumped at the opportunity to tag along and prepared to explore all that Germany had to offer.
Posted by: budgettravel in Canada, Fun Activity, Hikes, Interesting Natural Feature 9 months, 3 weeks ago
O Canada! Canada has so much natural beauty to enjoy. From snow-capped mountains that surround you, to teal blue glacier-fed lakes, to actual glaciers you can touch, Canada has so much to experience and appreciate. Here are a few amazing places we visited.
Posted by: budgettravel in California, Hikes, Interesting Natural Feature, United States of America 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Long Valley Caldera is a 20x10 mile caldera located in Eastern California. It is a result of a super eruption 760,000 years ago, estimated to be more than 2000 times the eruption by Mount St. Helen’s in 1980. This eruption released more than 150 cubic miles of magma from a depth of 4 miles beneath the Earth’s surface. The Earth's crust sank more than a mile after the magma was ejected, forming the large caldera.
Posted by: budgettravel in California, Fun Activity, Hikes, Interesting Natural Feature, United States of America 1 year ago
Ever since I saw a picture of Secret Cove in Lake Tahoe, I knew I had to visit. The clear blue water interspersed with light granite boulders just spoke to me. We started our trip at 5:20 am for an almost 4-hour trip to east Lake Tahoe. We parked at a US Forest Service parking lot across the street from Chimney Beach and started our ½ mile gentle downhill walk to the first beach, Chimney Beach. Chimney Beach has its namesake from a chimney standing on its shore, the remains of an old cabin. We arrived at Chimney Beach at 9:30 am, found the company of perhaps 10 other people there. It was much too cold for us to take a dip then at 50F, so we decided to push on further down shore.